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  • EIN 58-1895677
  • 404-474-8332
  • 119 Center Street Avondale Estates GA 30002 USA

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: Produce plays, either new to or rarely seen in Atlanta that will stimulate audiences with memorable theatrical experiences. Maintain a resident ensemble of versatile theatre artists who share a long-term commitment to their work and their audiences and whose collaborative energy enriches every performance. Provide, through its School of Performing Arts, a diversified curriculum, tailored to the needs of both professional theatre people and avocational students. Serve our community through deep involvement in outreach programs that touch young audiences, special populations and other interest groups and encourage then to explore the issues that are relevant to their lives and to address them through the discovery of their own creative resources.

Programs: Improv, Ballet, Modern Dance, Classical Music, Theatre

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

A friend invited me to a play reading here. What struck me was the friendly atmosphere and genuine engagement of people who wanted to offer constructive advice about improving the play. I also went to a performance here and it was easily as good as the professional shows I've seen in New York and elsewhere in Atlanta. I felt bad later because I hadn't given this group a chance until then. Academy has a lot of potential - sort of a sleeping giant.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This theatre doesn't LOOK like a theatre. Nobody would know it was even there because it's off the main road and hidden in kind of a bad area of town. I have seen plays at other theaters that were good but this one was surprising because I didn't expect much from a place like that. But the play was good and the actor was good and I forgot I was in a building like that. Also I thought it was at a school because it was called "Academy". You should probably get a better building, because you do good work and more people might come if they knew you were there.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I enjoy theatre - one might even say I'm a die-hard fan of live performances. I don't even mind going to the theatre alone. It's not just a social gathering for me. Some people like to go just to be seen - and there are a few theatres in town where I'm SURE people pay top dollar for tickets and can't tell you a thing about the show afterwards. I have seen several performances at Academy Theatre - and usually I've been intrigued by the choice of play and the performances. Occasionally there's a lame actor or a so-so play... but for the most part, I like their work tremendously. What's depressing is seeing so few people in the audience. Come on, people - Academy does excellent work! A little support would go a long way! Two thumbs up!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I love going to this theatre because it always surprises me. A friend of mine was an intern there and she always talks about how much she learned. I really like the late night improv, and seeing the talented music acts like Matthew Troutwein's groups. I have seen about 6 shows there in the last few years. I wish they would perform more full length plays!